A. Warren Pearson

A. Warren Pearson was a co-pilot with the John Doty crew. They were in the 513 squadron.

He made notes about his missions, which were sent to us by the John Doty family.

This record for John Doty a pilot of first class I was honored to have him enter my life.

This record of our missions were nothing more notes scribbled in a 3 x 5 note book after I returned from each mission. They were my own observations and also information from briefings and interrogations of the mission, which may not have been accurate. I had a typist type these about 15 years ago for Charlie Parsley and I now recopied her notes which were copied word for word out of my small note book. I hope they will help you in some way refresh your memory of the missions we participated in. After going over them myself I realize we were not on a Sunday school picnic.

Crew members

John Doty                      Pilot
Warren Pearson             Co-pilot
Harold Hubbard             Navigator
Ken Johnson                  Bombardier
Alvin Bobrow                 Tail turret Gunner
James Muster                Ball turret gunner
John Connell                 Radio operator
Ted Hoffman                Top turret gunner
Bob Beber                     Flight engineer
Charlie Parsley             Nose gunner
John Shaefer                 replacement gunner for Alvin Bobrow





B-24 Gas Consumption

RPM             Inches of Mercury             Fuel Consumption

Takeoff             2700             45             640 per hr.

2550             41             550 per hr.

2400             37.5             436 per hr.

Cruise 2450             35             392 per hr.

2150             29.5            188 per hr.

Long Range             1750             29             150 per hr.

 

 

Old type

 

Main Tanks             1             2             3             4

605             544             544             605

Auxiliary             225 each

Bomb Bay             400

 

New Type

1             2             3             4

611             571             571             611

Auxiliary             225 each

 

 

 

Oil       32 gal. each engine

 

 

 

Gas      2298 Main

450 Aux.

2748 Total

Hydraulic Valve ┬ĚPressures

Sequence Valve   800 Ibs.

Flap Relief Valve   500 Ibs.

Bomb Door Relief Valve             500 Ibs.

Unloading valve    850-1050 Ibs.

Pressure Cutout 975-1l75 Ibs.

Landing Gear             850-1100 Ibs.

Flap Selector             450-750 Ibs.

Bomb Door             600-1000 Ibs.

System Relief valve    1250 Ibs.

Auxiliary Hydrolic Valve             1250 lbs.

 

October 12, 1944

October 13, 1944

October 14 1944

October 23, 1944

October 29, 1944

November 4, 1944

November 6, 1944

November 11, 1944

November 17, 1944

November 19, 1944

November 23, 1944

December 2, 1944

December 9, 1944

Started mission to Linz, Austria. Ran into bad weather. Flew on instruments for 1 hour. Flew back alone.

December 11, 1944

December 17, 1944

December 18, 1944

Proulx's crew didn't return from mission

December 21, 1944

December 26, 1944

January 4, 1945

January 17, 1945 - Briefed for Regensburg Germany

January 19, 1945

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Between January 19th and February 21st 1945 we were at Rome rest camp.

February 21, 1945

February 24, 1945

February 28, 1945

March 8, 1945

March 20, 1945

March 24, 1945

March 26, 1945

March 31, 1945

April 1, 1945

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April 17 & 18, 1945

Whole air force bombed front lines so that army could break through. We had no missions for this operation.